Perspectives Art Explained

How this ornate saddle reflects traditional Tibetan culture

Aug 28, 2013 2 MINUTES
"This tradition of highly decorative saddles continues uninterrupted in Tibet for at least a thousand years."

Curator Donald La Rocca on a ceremonial saddle from Tibet.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Oi-Cheong Lee

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